Mayor's Youth Advisory Commission (MYAC)

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Commission History: 
The Mayor's Youth Advisory Commission (MYAC) was established in 1980 in response to the problems youth often face, such as teen violence, pregnancy, substance abuse, depression, and lack of recreational opportunities. While discussed as part of the problem, youth had no voice in local government and were not included as part of the solution. Tempe recognized the importance of youth input and created an advisory commission made up 100% of youth. The Commission reports directly to the Mayor and City Council. 



Commission Purpose:
To promote youth involvement by:

  •  Offering a forum for youth to express their views and interests
  •  Initiating and coordinating activities for Tempe youth
  •  Providing opportunities to develop leadership qualities
  •  Representing youths’ interests, needs and ideas


Commission Members:
  • The commission consists of 18-24 members in 8th through 12th grade who
    reside in Tempe and/or attend school within the City of Tempe
  • Members can serve three years on the commission
  • Members represent a variety of youth perspectives and interests


Commission Goals:

  • Explore solutions for local youth problems and relay suggestions directly to
    the Mayor and City Council
  • Represent Tempe youths’ interests and opinions
  • Sponsor annual youth events
  • Support community efforts that recognize youths’ accomplishments
  • Represent Tempe youth at local, state and national events

Commission Events:

Youth Town Hall 

Past Meeting Notes

Meeting Agendas and Minutes

For more information on the Mayor's Youth Advisory Commission contact Adrian Cascio